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Relational Database Fundamentals
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Relational Database Fundamentals

with Adam Wilbert

Video: Welcome

Hello, my name is Adam Wilbert and I'd I'll start with an overview of what exactly a relational database is and Then, we will discover the database development life cycle.
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  1. 3m 15s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 26s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 18m 12s
    1. What is a database management system (DBMS)?
      4m 36s
    2. Understanding the relational structure
      3m 57s
    3. Getting to know your relational database management system (RDBMS) options
      3m 49s
    4. Moving through the database-development life cycle
      5m 50s
  3. 26m 47s
    1. Introducing relational database advantages
      1m 19s
    2. Removing duplicate information
      4m 7s
    3. Eliminating inconsistent data
      4m 56s
    4. Breaking data down into its components
      4m 16s
    5. Preventing data conflicts
      3m 9s
    6. Requiring complete information
      4m 13s
    7. Maintaining a consistent structure
      4m 47s
  4. 17m 3s
    1. Understanding the goal
      2m 56s
    2. Reviewing the current system
      2m 50s
    3. Discovering actors and tasks
      4m 4s
    4. Interviewing the client
      3m 52s
    5. Working with historical values
      1m 58s
    6. Identifying exceptions and irregularities
      1m 23s
  5. 15m 19s
    1. Understanding entities and tables
      3m 24s
    2. Developing relationships
      5m 31s
    3. Developing subtypes and supertypes
      2m 47s
    4. Utilizing lookup tables
      2m 38s
    5. Drafting the initial data model
      59s
  6. 22m 1s
    1. Identifying key fields
      6m 54s
    2. First normal form
      4m 5s
    3. Second normal form
      4m 8s
    4. Third normal form
      3m 58s
    5. Denormalization
      2m 56s
  7. 22m 27s
    1. Following a naming convention
      4m 45s
    2. Data types and precision
      5m 9s
    3. Creating junction tables
      3m 54s
    4. Applying integrity constraints
      2m 34s
    5. Enforcing referential integrity
      2m 4s
    6. Building indexes
      4m 1s
  8. 33m 14s
    1. Moving from planning to construction
      57s
    2. Creating the tables in Access
      7m 6s
    3. Establishing table relationships in Access
      4m 28s
    4. Writing queries in Access
      3m 10s
    5. Creating the tables in SQL Server
      9m 17s
    6. Establishing table relationships in SQL Server
      4m 42s
    7. Creating views in SQL Server
      3m 34s
  9. 1m 45s
    1. Implementing the plan
      56s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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Relational Database Fundamentals
2h 40m Beginner May 13, 2014

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Have you ever opened up a database that someone else built and felt a little lost? Or ever thought of designing your own simple database and been unsure of where to start? Or perhaps you need to work with a team of database professionals and don't know how to speak their language? This course will help you overcome these hurdles. Adam Wilbert teaches the basics of relational database design, regardless of whether you are using Access, FileMaker, Open Office, or SQL Server. Learn common database mistakes to look out for, discover how to diagram use cases and requirements to plan your design, and develop a conceptual data model—translating your ideas into components like tables, relationships, queries, and views.

Topics include:
  • What is a database management system (DBMS)?
  • Moving through the database development cycle
  • Preventing duplicate, inconsistent, and conflicting data entries
  • Gathering requirements
  • Developing relationships
  • Identifying key fields
  • Following a naming convention
  • Developing the actual database
Subjects:
Business Databases IT Business Intelligence
Software:
Access SQL Server
Author:
Adam Wilbert

Welcome

Hello, my name is Adam Wilbert and I'd like to welcome you to Relational Database Fundamentals. This course is all about getting started storing your real world data in a database using a relational model. In this course, I'm going to give you an overview of the planning steps that you should move through before you start development, in order to ensure that your system works as expected. I'll start with an overview of what exactly a relational database is and how it's structure differs from the spreadsheets you might be used to working with.

And I'll outline some of the hidden difficulties that can arise, if the structure of your data isn't fully considered before development begins. Then, we will discover the database development life cycle. And use it as a guide for moving through the process of thinking about our specific data storage needs. Finally, we'll talk about taking all of the rules that we've identified about how the database needs to function and start translating them into the components that will make up the actual relational database. And along the way, we'll discuss design considerations that will make your database easier to construct and easier to maintain.

So I'd like to thank you for joining me in Relational Database Fundamentals. Now let's get started.

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